Sina Dehqan, a 22-year-old Newly Qualified Christian, has been sentenced to death on charges of setting up a teacher protest campaign and insulting holy sanctuaries through his writings on the Internet and Instagram.
According to news from Christian activists inside Iran, the Christian Voice of Iran (VOCIR) news agency, Sina Dehqan who is currently serving his sentence in the central Arak prison, was convicted of forming a teacher protest campaign and insulting holy sanctuaries through his writings on the network Line and Instagram.
Sina Dehqan’s partner Sahar Aliasi a female football coach, was also sentenced to six years imprisonment on charges of participating in a protest rally in Tehran in March of 2014, as well as a member of the protest-ideological campaign and critical articles through the online network. In recent years, many have been punished for blasphemy due to criticism of corruption and crimes of insulting Islam.
An informed source has reported that Sina Dehqan has pleaded guilty to all charges against him in the hope that other defendants in the case, including Sahar Aliasi, would be released, which, of course, has not yet happened and they are in prison.
Another unnamed convict is sentenced to life imprisonment. These three were arrested in Tehran in October 2015 and detained in Arak prison, and their sentences were communicated to them from the Arak Revolutionary Court in May this year.